The group has been meeting with Trump in an attempt to save Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which Trump ended a year ago.
"The five white guys I called them you know", Pelosi (D-Calif.) said her in weekly press briefing, drawing uncomfortable, forced laughs from the gallery.
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Three points, other than the obvious observation that Pelosi's comment is racist on its face.
Third, since when does the Congressional Hispanic Caucus have a veto on legislation that might be supported by a majority of her caucus - and if that's the case, shouldn't Pelosi have appointed someone from the CHC to run the Democratic side of the negotiations?
"Understanding of the issues, the ability to translate policy into the lives of people, the sensitivity even on the wording is really important for people who have been engaged in the issues, to be there at the table". Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer, who is part of the working group, called Pelosi's remarks "offensive".
The intraparty squabble begins as Senate negotiators announced they have reached a preliminary deal that involves only Dreamers, as DACA recipients are known, and border security, according to Politico.